Dr Harald Walachwho co-authored a now-retracted paper claiming that two vaccinated people died of COVID-19 for every three deaths prevented has had an affiliation with a Polish university terminated. The retracted manuscript “The Safety of COVID-19 Vaccinations – We Should Rethink the Policy” (Vaccines, Publisher MDPI) is based on the wrong assumptions.
A number of experts had serious concerns about the use of Lareb data. Moreover, data extracted by the authors from the observational study by Dagan et al. concern short-term mortality after the first dose, which is not at all representative of mortality prevention in the long term after the second dose. In our opinion, the study misleadingly used data to yield conclusions that are wrong and may lead to public harm.
Another paper by Walach and colleagues in JAMA Pediatrics which claimed that masks trap concentrations of carbon dioxide higher than allowable standards in Germany has also come under serious scrutiny.